I think all guys should be told that this is a 12 to 18 month time frame. At one year, I noticed a strong improvement - i can now get an erection sometimes with no chemical help. Drugs make it better though - faster, less work, less worry. Most of the guys in my PCa support group agree that improvements are most noticeable after a year. One guy said that his ED went away after two years.
We all have our own timetable. Hearing stories of guys with virtually no ED is really misleading. Pump, JO, drugs, injections all help. Keep working at it. enjoy sex regularly - even with no intercourse - and things usually improve with time.
you should have check ups every three months for the first year. Be sure to talk to your doctor frankly about
this. Some docs need to be pressed if you are not happy with progress.
46 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6 (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at nine months.
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.) Never a problem since.
ED - Took 100mg viagra every night. for several months
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks, which disappeared over the course of a month or two.
ED bounce is what they call it. Now, at one year, ED is fine with viagra.
One year PSA - undectable!